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Morehead State University continues to soar this spring with multiple recognitions and rankings of academic programs and athletic achievements in and out of the classroom. 

The accounting program was ranked fifth in the nation and the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program was named the nation's best associate program and the second-best program overall by Intelligent.com.

MSU’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics received Cognia STEM Certification, the first program in Kentucky to receive this recognition.

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Student teachers from Morehead State's Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education are going the extra mile to help their communities recover from recent flooding.  

Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Volgenau College of Education, said students have been working hard this semester to teach in virtual and in-person classrooms simultaneously. Many have also been donating their time to provide help to their communities in the wake of flooding in the region.  

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A tree-planting ceremony was held Monday afternoon, April 5, to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. George M. "Mac" Luckey Jr., MSU professor emeritus and former director and namesake of the academic honors program.  

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Morehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will close out its 2020-21 theatrical season with the production of Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo."

MSU Theatre will present the show virtually. A recording of the performance is available online from Thursday through Sunday, April 8-11, and Thursday through Sunday, April 15-18. 

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As an institution, Morehead State University is nationally ranked as a top 20 university due to its emphasis on the academic experience and unique learning opportunities.

One of the places where these qualities are most evident is the experience academically exceptional students get both in and out of the classroom through the George M. Luckey Jr. Academic Honors Program. 

Students accepted into the Academic Honors Program receive the Honors Scholarship, which covers tuition, housing and a one-time study abroad experience. 

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Nearly every year since 2013, Morehead State University has hosted an annual 24-Hour Giving Day to raise donors and dollars for University needs. The eighth annual event will take place this year on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, March 17). 

With a goal of 500 gifts in 24 hours, this annual day of philanthropy is an opportunity for Eagles across the country to give what they can to make a difference for current and future Eagles.

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Morehead State's Office of Military Initiatives is commemorating Women's History Month with an online program featuring remarks from former Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton on Thursday, March 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via WebEx.

Hampton will share lessons from her life about leadership in and out of the military and hold a question-and-answer session after her remarks. 

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Morehead State University's imaging sciences programs have several qualities that place them among the nation's best. 

Best Value Schools (BestValueSchools.org) has named MSU to its list of the Best 25 X-Ray Tech Schools in 2021. MSU was ranked 13th and was the only Kentucky higher education institution to make the list.

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The Annual Burley-Coal Art Exhibition and Competition is accepting submissions through March 15. 

The show, typically held on the MSU campus, features hundreds of works in all media by regional high school students. However, due to COID restrictions, the exhibit will be virtual this year. Dozens of schools from across the Commonwealth participate in the event each year, allowing many young artists to display their works for the first time.

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The Morehead State University Alumni Association announces inductees for the 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame. These individuals will be honored as part of the 2021 Homecoming celebration in the fall.     

"We are honored to recognize this elite class of MSU alumni," said Mindy Highley, assistant vice president for the Office of Alumni Relations and Development and executive vice president of the MSU Alumni Association. "We are proud of their successes and we look forward to sharing their stories as part of our Homecoming celebration."    

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Morehead State University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be safely and enthusiastically highlighting the "dance" part in its name. 

The department will present the Broadway hit-packed dance revue "Showtime!" online Thursday through Sunday, March 4-7. 

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Morehead State University has been named a Bronze-level Military Friendly School® for 2021-22, an honor MSU has now received for three consecutive years. 

Viqtory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published the 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools and Employers ratings at www.militaryfriendly.com and in the upcoming May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine.    

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Octavia Biggs (87), director of Morehead State's Little Theatre Company, has been awarded the Prize for Innovative Teaching by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  

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As Morehead State University approaches the halfway point in the spring 2021 semester, an event will take place that will take advantage of the warming weather while promoting student creativity and school spirit. 

The MSU Chalk Walk Art Competition will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in front of the Bell Tower on MSU’s campus. It is sponsored by MSU’s Department of Art & Design, MSU Athletics and the Student Government Association. 

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The Morehead State University Foundation announces the establishment of the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Scholarship. This scholarship is made possible through a partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the generosity of musician couple Senora May and Tyler Childers.  

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The 17th Annual Judy Rogers Creative Consciousness Challenge is seeking student submissions until Friday, Feb. 26.  

The Judy Rogers Creative Consciousness Challenge is an opportunity for students to highlight their creative work supporting women and gender studies research, art and activism at Morehead State.

This year the Gender Studies Leadership Team updated the contest, renaming it the Judy Roger’s Creative Consciousness Challenge, and offering a three-tier prize for a wide variety of creative work. Contributions should illustrate transformative gender consciousness.

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Morehead State's Office of Military Initiatives asks the campus community to write letters of encouragement to Kentucky Army National Guard soldiers as part of its ongoing effort to show the community's appreciation for their service.  

The letter-writing campaign takes place each semester, with participants from different academic departments, administrative offices, student clubs, and organizations. The letters will be collected until Wednesday, Feb. 24, after which they will be mailed to soldiers serving in the Kentucky Army National Guard.  

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For more than 130 years, Morehead State University has been known for providing access to a quality, affordable higher education to those in Kentucky and beyond.

The Eagle Assurance Scholarship will make that same quality education even more affordable for those with the greatest financial need.   

As part of MSU’s ongoing Commitment to Commonwealth, the Eagle Assurance Scholarship has been formalized to help students who receive federal and state grant assistance and institutional scholarships to pay for a part of their remaining tuition and mandatory fees. 

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A senior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics has been accepted to Harvard University. 

Cameron Snowden from Breathitt County is the first student in Craft Academy history to be accepted to Harvard. He said he found out he had been admitted to the school while chatting with friends.  

"When the update was posted, and I learned that I was accepted, a wave of excitement instantly came over me," Snowden said. "Needless to say, I am beyond excited to be attending such a prestigious college." 

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Morehead State alumna Leigha Wright (14) was recently named the Licensed Veterinary Technician of the Year by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. 

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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recently recognized a senior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics for her tireless volunteer work. 

Izzy McCloud from Greenup County said she gets involved whenever and wherever she can, taking any volunteer opportunities that come her way. She's been involved in volunteer organizations throughout her high school career and has raised money for UNICEF, volunteered at homeless shelters and participated in toy drives. McCloud also helped her community by making and distributing face masks in her hometown. 


New research from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education shows that college degrees and other credentials provide a substantial boost to lifetime earnings, often totaling upwards of $1 million or more.

The findings are part of a new series of research briefs on education and median lifetime earnings in Kentucky that CPE plans to release over the next several weeks. The first brief, published today, reveals that higher levels of educational attainment allow workers to reap significantly greater financial rewards over the course of a career.

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As Morehead State University begins a new year, the University will prepare incoming Eagle students through its upcoming Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) sessions for 2021. 

MSU will host SOAR sessions for new students, transfer students and Eagle Scholars (dual-credit students with MSU) in-person and in a virtual format.  

Thursday, Apr. 15 – Eagle Scholars*

Friday, Apr. 16 – New Students*

Monday through Friday, Apr. 19-23 – New & Transfer Students – Virtual**

Monday, May 24 – Transfer Students*

Tuesday, May 25 – New Students*

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As part of Morehead State University’s continued Commitment to the Commonwealth, officials at MSU have announced plans to freeze campus residential housing rates for next school year.

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Even though he is an English instructor at Morehead State University, Dr. Matthew Sutton has had two life-long artistic loves.  

Growing up in Georgetown with a father who was a high school band director for more than two decades at Scott County (Kentucky) High School, Sutton spent almost just as much time reading as he did, learning to play musical instruments. Those instruments included woodwinds and percussion in his school band or acquiring a "garage-band-level competence" on instruments like guitar and bass. 

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The Zeta Zeta Chapter of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Morehead State made the holidays brighter for some students at McBrayer Elementary with its Bikes for Tikes program. 

The Bikes for Tikes project was designed in collaboration with staff members at McBrayer Elementary to provide bicycles to students selected by the school. McBrayer Elementary and the Zeta Zeta chapter collaborated to provide bikes for eight students, five boys and three girls.

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Two juniors from the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State have been accepted into all-state musical ensembles.

Jane Zhang from Madison County will be the ninth chair flautist in the All-State Symphonic Band. Duncan McGinnis from Greenup will be the 11th chair violist for the All-State Symphony.

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After a safe and successful fall 2020 semester, Morehead State is ready to welcome students back to finish the 2020-21 academic year.   

Classes for the Spring 2021 semester at MSU begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Students who have not registered for courses may do so online at my.moreheadstate.edu. Students should contact their academic advisors for assistance. Visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/registernow for details.

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Morehead State University will host a number of virtual and interactive events throughout the week of Jan. 18-22 to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Monday, Jan. 18 

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Catherine Embury (19), a graduate of the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State, has accepted a prestigious internship with NASA.  

Embury, a Lexington native, is currently a mathematics major at Wright State University. During her NASA internship, Embury will be researching efficient and cost-effective ways to communicate with and track small satellites.